LEARNING CURVE: The Channons Anthony Quinn, No 58, in action at Phillip Island. Anthony finished 17th in the Supersport race.
LEARNING CURVE: The Channons Anthony Quinn, No 58, in action at Phillip Island. Anthony finished 17th in the Supersport race.

Quinns use Phillip Island as launch pad

By Adam Hicks

THE Channon's Supersport siblings Chris and Anthony Quinn will use their races at Phillip Island at the weekend as preparation for 2008.

The Quinns' start in the Supersport category of the Australian MotoGp program, was just their fourth race on new Yamaha 600s.

Chris, 23, battled tyre problems and wet weather to finish 14th in the third and final Supersport race on Saturday, while Anthony finished 17th in a field of 41 riders.

Although disappointed with his position, Chris said he was confident of improving for the first race of next season in April.

"We didn't do much riding this year because we were waiting for parts for the new Yamahas," he said.

The brothers competed in three eight-lap races at the weekend, with the Supersport serving as a support event for the MotoGP.

Meanwhile, Australian Casey Stoner won his home MotoGP in emphatic style.



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